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Old 05-01-2018, 11:08 PM   #41
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My word man! Never ever, ever run a 3/8 in a three inch line!!!!
Do you mind me asking why not? What size should you run in bigger size pipes? I only ask because I don't know much about drain cleaning. Still trying to learn more about it. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:10 PM   #42
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Here's a quick prototype stand I made this afternoon. Dry fit until tomorrow. The top part are 1 1/2" pipe can can slide into the 2" and held with the flex coupling. I can adjust the height.





Great looking stand you got there! I will have to keep that in mind for the future.
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Do you mind me asking why not? What size should you run in bigger size pipes? I only ask because I don't know much about drain cleaning. Still trying to learn more about it. Thanks.
That’s a hard thing to do. Just like plumbing. I tell my customers plumbing is like an auto mechanic. Drain cleaning is like auto body.

Time for bed. Getting old.
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Great looking stand you got there! I will have to keep that in mind for the future.

Thanks! I've modified it since, taller reach and wheels, gotta have wheels. I've used it about 4-5 times since.
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Do you mind me asking why not? What size should you run in bigger size pipes? I only ask because I don't know much about drain cleaning. Still trying to learn more about it. Thanks.
For 3” to 4” the smallest cable I’ll run is .55 magnum. 5/8 is a good cable. 3/4 is usually overkill, but sometimes necessary. For 6” And really bad root infested 4” I run my k1500 which is a 1 1/4” sectional machine.

Sometimes if I find a clog in copper 3” I’ll use a 1/2” cable.
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I'm not sure how you guys do things in Canada, but at least one of those sanitary tees on that contraption are facing the wrong direction.


Looks nice. I might have to put something like that together when I get around to buying a snake. Got a bigger job today so maybe sooner than I think.
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Thanks! I've modified it since, taller reach and wheels, gotta have wheels. I've used it about 4-5 times since.
Ok cool man! Love building stuff like that. You need to post a video of that in action. Love to see how it works.
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For 3” to 4” the smallest cable I’ll run is .55 magnum. 5/8 is a good cable. 3/4 is usually overkill, but sometimes necessary. For 6” And really bad root infested 4” I run my k1500 which is a 1 1/4” sectional machine.

Sometimes if I find a clog in copper 3” I’ll use a 1/2” cable.
Thanks for the input!
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Thanks for the input!
Anytime brother! When cabling copper feed by hand when you can. Spin only to get through a fitting or blockage. ALWAYS!!! Tell the customer that the condition of their plumbing is their responsibility, not yours. If your professional drain cleaning equipment pokes a hole in their line the cost of the repair is their responsibility.
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Ok cool man! Love building stuff like that. You need to post a video of that in action. Love to see how it works.
Check the picture in post #27, It shows everything you need to know.




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@Alan Looks nice. I might have to put something like that together when I get around to buying a snake. Got a bigger job today so maybe sooner than I think.
The K-45 was my first sink machine, I can't count how many times I'ved used it this year but it paid off big time and was worth the 500$ I paid for it plus another +or- 500$ for extra drums, cables and bits. I didn't let my girlfriend talk me out of it because I was very low on cash. Sometimes you have to invest wisely, this was a wise decision.


If you are on a tight budget this is a money maker for you next machine. I'm moving on to try my K-3800 for sinks and a bucket I can sit on. We'll see how that goes.

My stand saved my back tremendously and its way easy to push and retract the 50' cable.
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